$1.6B hospital planned in Indianapolis

IU Health is planning to build a new $1.6 billion hospital in downtown Indianapolis. The 44-acre medical campus expansion would be located just south of the existing IU Health Methodist Hospital campus. It would extend from 16th Street to 12th Street and from Capitol Avenue west to I-65. Read the WTHR-TV story here

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$177B transportation plan proposed for San Diego

The San Diego Association of Governments has presented a 30-year, $177 billion plan to overhaul the region's transportation system and make it more climate-friendly. The plan calls for 350 miles of new commuter rail, a new trolley line, an expansion to the bus system and a $4 billion "Grand Central" station. Read The San Diego Union-Tribune story here

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Chicago hosts latest edition of De Niro’s Nobu brand

Nobu Hospitality, the global luxury lifestyle brand founded by Robert De Niro, Nobu Matsuhisa and Meir Teper, has announced the launch of an ambitious 115-room Nobu Hotel in Chicago. Read the TopHotelNews story here

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California officials review rare wine-related hotel proposal

Aplan to build a rare, new Napa Valley hotel outside of the cities is receiving close examination long before reaching its day of judgement, with housing for employees among the concerns. Read the Napa Valley Register story here

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PBC Building $12 million Orra headquarters

Precision Building Construction LLC has been selected to build a new $12 million headquarters for the Orlando Regional Realtors Association. The new facility will project an expanded and modernized image for ORRA's growing and diverse role in one of Florida's largest industries. It also is designed to reflect a connectedness to its members and the community.

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Developer given ultimatum as Idaho hotel project stalls

The developer of a stalled hotel project at the southern entrance to Ketchum has less than a month to show “meaningful work” on the construction site, or else see his building permit suspended. Read the Idaho Mountain Express and Guide story here

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99-room Hampton Inn coming to Logansport, Indiana mall

The hotel planned for the old Logansport Mall property will be a Hampton Inn by Hilton, and developers are planning to break ground on it in spring 2021 and completing construction in spring 2022. Read the Pharos-Tribune story here

 

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Hotel may figure in refurbishment of San Antonio tower

For decades, the derelict Hedrick Building had been a taunting reminder of how hard it can be to revitalize a city’s downtown when some owners are unwilling or unable to keep up their properties. Read the San Antonio Express-News story here

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Vacant Shreveport, Louisiana, hotel will house 2 brands

The coronavirus has dealt a big blow to the hospitality industry, but that’s not scared away an international company from investing millions to reconstruct and rebrand an empty hotel building on a major thoroughfare in Shreveport. Read the KTBS-TV story here

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NY’s Rockaway Beach to get new hotel this summer

One of New York City’s most popular weekend destinations is getting a new hotel this summer. The Rockaway Hotel (108-10 Rockaway Beach Drive), a full-service property located in the heart of Rockaway Beach, is slated to open mid-summer 2020, aiming to appeal to local surfers and neighborhood visitors alike. Read the Forbes story here

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